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Northern Conqueror is a Game of Thrones fanfic where Lysa Arryn, paranoid about Sansa stealing away Petyr Baelish, sends Sansa to the Wall instead of keeping her at the Eyrie.

Tropes that appear in this fanfic:

  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Inverted with Sansa, who isn't sent to Ramsay and raped. Played straight with Alys Karstark, who takes Sansa's place as the Northern girl offered to the Boltons.
  • Adapted Out: Jon saying "Olly" when he gets stabbed. He says "Ghost" instead.
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  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Lysa Arryn. Considering she thought that Brienne was going to steal Littlefinger...
  • Eye Scream: Jon's horse gets shot in the eye during the Battle of the Bastards.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Harald Karstark, disgusted with himself over offering Alys to the Boltons, decides to turn on Ramsay in the Battle of the Bastards and helps Alys escape to Jon's lines.
  • In Spite of a Nail:
    • Stannis's disastrous campaign occurs off-page, though Brienne does not kill him as in the show.
    • Jon gets stabbed by the mutineers.
  • Irony: Jon kills Rhaegar Frey, who is named for Jon's father Rhaegar.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: Ramsay's speech to Jon while on the chopping block.
    Ramsay: You’re just like me. A lord raised a bastard. Abandoned and ignored even though we’re better than the rest. You’re no different than I am, you’re just on the winning side this time, bastard.
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  • Off with His Head!: Ramsay Bolton is executed by decapitation by Jon.
  • Puppy Love: Rickon with Joanna, Karsi's elder daughter.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Lysa Arryn, Rickon Stark.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Alys Karstark disguises herself as a soldier to escape to Jon's lines.
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